SLPP Convention at Sugathadasa Stadium today
The Second National Convention of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) spearheaded by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to take place today at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.
Anticipating a significant turnout, the event is expected to draw a vast assembly of SLPP members, including key figures such as the party’s founder and national organizer, former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, alongside ministers and leaders from allied political groups.
Notably, the convention aims to encompass participation from all political parties and allied groups associated with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, extending invitations even to party members residing in every constituency across the country.
Emphasizing the significance of the event, Basil Rajapaksa highlighted that the convention will unveil the party’s forward-moving agenda, marking the commencement of proceedings at 2 pm. Over 5,000 representatives from all constituencies are expected to engage in the convention’s discussions.
Reflecting on the SLPP’s trajectory since its inception in 2016, the party has achieved notable successes within a brief span, notably securing significant victories, including a substantial triumph in the first local government election following its establishment. Subsequent wins in the 2019 Presidential and General Elections solidified the party’s historical achievements in the country.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna General Secretary MP Sagara Kariyawasam highlighted the party’s milestone accomplishments, citing the largest May Day rally and an 85% victory in the Local Government elections under the symbol of “the lotus bud.” The nomination and subsequent election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President, backed by the party and supported by a historic 6.9 million votes, further underscored the SLPP’s influence and resonance among Sri Lankans.